Publications

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Refereed Journals

M. Carrel , V.L. Morales, M. Dentz , N. Derlon , E. Morgenroth, M. Holzner. Hydrodynamic Evolution of Preferential Flow in Progressively Bioclogged Porous Media. (Under review).

V.L. Morales, M. Dentz, M. Willmann, M. Holzner. 2017. Stochastic dynamics of intermittent pore-scale particle motion in three–dimensional porous media: Experiments and theory. Geophys. Res. Lett. (In print).

M. Carrel, M.A. Beltran, V.L. Morales, N. Derlon, E. Morgenroth, R. Kaufmann, M. Holzner. 2017. Biofilm Imaging in Porous Media by X-ray Tomography: Combining a Non-Destructive Contrast Agent with Propagation-Based Phase-Contrast Imaging Tools. PLoS ONE 12(7): e0180374.

C.R. Stoof, A.I. Gevaert, C. Baver, B. Hassanpour, V.L. Morales, W. Zhang, D. Martin, S.K. Giri, T.S. Steenhuis. 2016.
Can Pore-Clogging by Ash Explain Post-Fire Runoff?
Int. J. Wildland Fire, 25, 294-305.

M. Holzner, V.L. Morales, M. Willmann, M. Dentz. 2015. Intermittent Lagrangian Velocity and Acceleration in a Three-Dimensional Porous Medium Flow. Phys. Rev. E, 92, 013015.

V.L. Morales, F.J. Pérez-Reche, S. Hapca, C.J. Lehmann, K.L. Hanley, W. Zhang. 2015. Reverse Engineering of Biochar. Bioresour. Technol., 183, 163-174.

Z. Ding, X. Hu, V.L. Morales, B. Gao. 2014. Filtration and Transport of Heavy Metals in Graphene Oxide Enabled Sand Columns. Chem. Eng. J., 257, 248-252.

W. Sang, C.R. Stoof, W. Zhang, V.L. Morales, B. Gao, R.W.Kay, L. Liu, Y. Zhang, T.S. Steenhuis. 2014. Effect of Hydrofracking Fluid on Colloid Transport in the Unsaturated Zone. Environ. Sci. Technol., 48(14), 8266-8274. (*ACS Editors’ Choice, **Featured in ‘ACS News PresPac’, ***Featured in ‘Cornell Media Relations Office‘)

W. Sang, V.L. Morales, W. Zhang, T.S. Steenhuis. 2013. Quantification of Colloid Retention and Release by Straining and Energy Minima in Variably Saturated Porous Media. Environ. Sci. Technol., 47(15), 8256-8264.

L. Liu, B. Gao, L. Wu, V.L. Morales, Z. Zhou, H. Wang. 2013. Deposition and Transport of Graphene Oxide in Unsaturated Porous Media. Chem. Eng. J., 229, 444-449.

Y. Tian, B. Gao, V.L. Morales, H. Chen, Y. Wang, H. Li. 2013. Removal of Sulfamethoxazole and Sulfapyridine Antibiotics by Carbon Nanotubes in Fixed-Bed Columns. Chemosphere, 90(10), 2597-2605.

S.A. Bradford, V.L. Morales, W. Zhang, R.W. Harvey, A.I. Packman, A. Mohanram, C. Welty. 2013. Transport and Fate of Microbial Pathogens in Agricultural Settings. Crit. Rev. Environ. Sci. Technol., 43, 775-893.

V.L. Morales, J.-Y. Parlange, M. Wu, F.J. Pérez-Reche, W. Zhang, W. Sang, T.S. Steenhuis. 2013. Surfactant-Mediated Control of Colloid Pattern Assembly and Attachment Strength in Evaporating Droplets. Langmuir, 29(6), 1831-1840.

Y. Tian, B. Gao, V.L. Morales, L. Wu, Y. Wang, R. Muñoz-Carpena, C. Cao, Q. Huang, L. Yang. 2012. Methods of Using Carbon Nanotubes as Filter Media to Remove Aqueous Heavy Metals. Chem. Eng. J., 210, 557-563.

Y. Tian, B. Gao, V.L. Morales, Y. Wang, L. Wu. 2012. Effect of Surface Modifications on Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Retention and Transport in Granular Porous Media. J. Hazard. Mater., 239(240), 333-339.

Y. Wang, B. Gao, V.L. Morales, Y. Tian, L. Wu, J. Gao, W. Bai, L. Yang. 2012. Transport of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles in Saturated Porous Media Under Various Solution Chemistry Conditions. J. Nanopart. Res., 14(1095).

Y. Tian, B. Gao, Y. Wang, V.L. Morales, R. Muñoz-Carpena, Q. Huang, L. Yang. 2012. Deposition of Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes in Natural Sand Columns. J. Hazard. Mater., 213(214), 265-272.

Y. Zevi, B. Gao, W. Zhang, V.L. Morales, M.E. Çakmak, E.A. Medrano, W. Sang, T.S. Steenhuis. 2012. Colloid Retention at the Meniscus-Wall Contact Line in an Open Microchannel. Water Res., 46(2), 295-306.

V.L. Morales, W. Sang, L.W. Lion, D.R. Fuka, B. Gao, T.S. Steenhuis. 2011. Correlation Equation for Predicting Attachment Coefficient (α) of Organic Matter-Colloid Complexes in Unsaturated Porous Media. Environ. Sci. Technol., 45(23), 10096-10101.

V.L. Morales, W. Zhang, B. Gao, L.W. Lion, J.J. Bisogni, B.A. McDonough, T.S. Steenhuis. 2010. Impact of Dissolved Organic Matter on Colloid Transport in the Vadose Zone: Deterministic Approximation of Transport Deposition Coefficients from Polymer Coating Characteristics. Water Res., 45(4), 1691-1701.

W. Zhang, J. Niu, V.L. Morales, X. Chen, A.G. Hay, J. Lehmann, T.S. Steenhuis. 2010. Transport and Retention of Biochar Particles in Porous Media: Effect of pH, Ionic Strength, and Particle Size. Ecohydrol., 3(4), 497-508.

W. Zhang, V.L. Morales, M.E. Çakmak, A.E. Salvucci, L.D. Geohring, A.G. Hay, J.-Y. Parlange, T.S. Steenhuis. 2010. Colloid Transport and Retention in Unsaturated Porous Media: Effect of Colloid Input Concentration. Environ. Sci. Technol., 44(13), 4965-4972.

V.L. Morales, J.-Y. Parlange, T.S. Steenhuis. 2010. Are Preferential Flow Paths Perpetuated by Microbial Activity in the Soil Matrix? J. Hydrol., 393, 29-36.

A.E. Salvucci, W. Zhang, V.L. Morales, M.E. Çakmak, A.G. Hay, T.S. Steenhuis. 2009. The Impact of Biofilm-Forming Potential and Tafi Production on Transport of Environmental Salmonella Through Unsaturated Porous Media. Biologia, 3, 460-464.

V.L. Morales, B. Gao, T.S. Steenhuis. 2009. Grain Surface-Roughness Effects on Colloidal Retention in the Vadose Zone. Vadose Zone J., 8, 11-20.

B. Gao, T.S. Steenhuis, Y. Zevi, V.L. Morales, J.L. Nieber, B.K. Richards, J.F. McCarthy, J.Y. Parlange, 2008. Capillary Retention of Colloids in Unsaturated Porous Media. Water Resour. Res., 44:W04504.

Book Chapters and Technical Report Contributions

V.L. Morales, M.E. Çakmak, A.E. Salvucci, W. Zhang, T.S. Steenhuis. 2011. Biocolloids: Transport and Retention in Soils. Encyclopedia of Agrophysics. Springer.

National Synthesis Workshop Participants. May 2010. Pathogens in Rural and Agricultural Water and Watersheds: State of Knowledge and Future Directions. USDA-NIFA Workshop Report.

T.S. Steenhuis, M.E. Çakmak, L. Cathles, et al.. June, 2006. A Historical and Technical Review and Analysis of TCE Contamination in the South Hill Area of Ithaca, NY. 2008 – 2011. (*Featured in ‘Cornell Engineering Magazine‘, **Interview in ’92 WICB-Ithaca College Radio’)

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